Hunting the Hunters

On board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza 37 "Idealists" are making a long and dangerous search for the Japanese whaling fleet. Japan plans to kill over 1,000 of the peaceful mammals in the whale protected area in the South Polar Sea - in the name of science. The killed whales however will end up in Japanese restaurants. In a race against time the crew fights with the challenge of the Polar Sea, homesickness and the fear of failure. Is it still worth fighting for your ideals?

Director: Angela Graas

Angela Graas was born 1971 in Oberhausen and studied communication sciences and ethnology. After attaining her degree, she attended the University of Television and Film, Munich (HFF München) as an extra-mural student in documentary film. Film writer and director since 1998. For ARD and ARTE she made various prize-winning documentaries and wildlife films, among them „Luchswege“ (about lynxes), „Terror im Reich der Orkas“ (about orcas), „Highway der Schmetterlinge“ (about butterflies) and the full-length documentary film „Jagdzeit“ (about anti-whaling activists).

88 Min.
Director: Angela Graas
Script: Angela Graas
Cinematography: Alberto Venzago
Editing: Marc Haenecke
Music: Sebastian Pille
Editor: Sonja Scheider (BR), Jochen Kölsch (Arte)
Nominations: Best Film 2010
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